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Old 09-12-2018, 06:17 PM   #1
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Worm identification

I just moved from a 60 gallon to a 90 gallon dirt and the process took 3 days (60 started leaking) so there was deffinetly some unfiltered water left in the 60, both the 10 gallon tubs the fish were in had sponge filters, and the canister filters did not get turned on all 3 days. So I find this worm in the substrate from the 60. Is it a tubifex / sludge worm or should I be concerned about parasites? Anything I should do? This worm has been removed.
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It is probably tubifex.
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Looks like a blackworm
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Cool. So which one would more likely be in my tank? I donít know how they got there, but I did move some plants from my 29 heavily planted to the previous 60 so maybe it hid in the stratum there? Do I likely have more of whatever this is? It moves by compressing and stretching .
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Blackworms not eaten by the fish will hide in the substrate. Bottom feeders will usually hunt these down.
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